una·​nim·​i·​ty ˌyü-nə-ˈni-mə-tē How to pronounce unanimity (audio)
: the quality or state of being unanimous

Examples of unanimity in a Sentence

in a rare moment of unanimity the club members decided to throw a party for themselves
Recent Examples on the Web Politicians seeking victory in the present display surprising unanimity in deploring, or at least cautioning against, nostalgia. Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 There was no unanimity — and some caution about drawing conclusions absent an ability to examine evidence on the ground. David Bauder, Fortune, 13 Nov. 2023 There's no unanimity in the medical community that fibromyalgia is a legitimate condition. Health Editorial Team, Health, 26 Oct. 2023 Currently, a candidate only needs a majority, but if a candidate needs a higher threshold, that could allow the party to move closer to unanimity — or something close to it — behind closed doors before publicly voting for speaker. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 10 Oct. 2023 Such unanimity, which was not always the case following racial violence in America, is today routine. The Editors, National Review, 30 Aug. 2023 Indeed, this performance demonstrated the reasons the Emerson has been so admired over the years: perfect intonation, flawless musicianship, complete unanimity of expression, and a thorough understanding of the spiritual and emotional essence of the music. Jeremy Yudkin, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2023 The default procedure was something called consensus, which is the same as unanimity, unless the president of the COP recognizes someone who is trying to object. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 6 Oct. 2023 The intent of this exercise is not to forge unanimity but to lift the curtain on the sport’s complicated, layered machinery and identify the people and issues that shape the terrain. Jon Wilner | , oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unanimity was in the 15th century

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“Unanimity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanimity. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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